FLSA Overtime Final Rule: State and Local Governments
Starting Dec. 1, 2016, employers must meet higher salary requirements for employees who do not receive overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions for executive, administrative and professional (“white collar”) workers.
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that updates the FLSA “white collar exemption” qualifications. The final rule raises the salary threshold from $455 a week ($23,660 for a full-year worker) to $913 a week ($47,476 for a full-year worker) effective Dec. 1, 2016.
While state and local governments are subject to both the FLSA and the final rule, certain statutory and regulatory provisions that apply only to public sector workers may limit the impact the final rule has on these employers. This Compliance Overview provides information about these provisions and guidance for state and local government employers that may be affected by the final rule.
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